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Tennessee Distillers Guild Announces Official Launch of the Tennessee Whiskey Trail

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Tennessee distillers come together to unveil a 25-stop whiskey tour across the state. Three launch celebrations planned throughout the year in East, Middle and West Tennessee.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Distillers Guild, a membership organization consisting of 25 Tennessee distilleries, announced the official launch of the Tennessee Whiskey Trail, a 25-stop distillery tour across the state of Tennessee, today during a launching ceremony at the Little Brick Theatre inside the Factory in Franklin.

“The Tennessee Whiskey Trail is a joint effort by all of our Guild members to feature Tennessee whiskey and moonshine, as well as the craftsmen and women that make them,” said Kris Tatum, president of the Tennessee Distillers Guild. “On the trail, visitors can learn about the art of distilling and about the history and the culture of whiskey-making that is legendary in our state.”

The Tennessee Whiskey Trail consists of 25 distilleries ranging from boutique-sized distilleries to large internationally-recognized operations that span from East to West Tennessee. Along the trail, visitors can get a taste of the history, tradition and novelty of Tennessee whiskey, as well as experience the rich landscapes, must-see landmarks and genuine Southern hospitality that embody the great state of Tennessee.

“This trail puts an international spotlight on Tennessee and its whiskey culture,” said Tatum. “We hope to see people come from all over the world to just to get a taste of this once-in-a-lifetime Tennessee whiskey experience.”

The trail’s official launch will be feted by two other statewide celebrations in East and West Tennessee throughout the course of its inaugural year. The second celebration will coincide with the Tennessee Distillers Guild’s annual Grains and Grits Festival Nov. 3-4 in Townsend, Tennessee and the third and final celebration will take place May 2018 in Memphis.

To embark on the trail, visitors can get their free passport booklet on tnwhiskeytrail.com or pick them up at select distillery locations and collect stamps at each distillery en route. Those who collect all 25 stamps receive a commemorative gift to mark their achievement. The trail can be completed distillery-by-distillery or in regions at a time. Serious whiskey enthusiasts who hope to complete the entire trail in a single trip can find a 10-day itinerary on tnwhiskeytrail.com. To get your free passport booklet or to plan your trip, visit www.tnwhiskeytrail.com.

About Tennessee Whiskey Trail:

The Tennessee Whiskey Trail consists of 25 distilleries across the state of Tennessee ranging from boutique-sized operations to well-known distilleries that have been making good ol’ fashioned Tennessee whiskey for ages. Along the trail, visitors can get a taste of the history, tradition and novelty of Tennessee whiskey, as well as experience the rich landscapes, must-see landmarks, and genuine Southern hospitality that embody the great state of Tennessee. From the rolling hills of Appalachia to the lively blues-filled streets of Memphis, the Tennessee Whiskey Trail is a journey through time, a rich experiential adventure through Tennessee’s picturesque countryside and lively cities, and a memorable experience for whiskey connoisseurs, adventurous travelers and history buffs alike. For more information about the Tennessee Whiskey Trail, visit www.tnwhiskeytrail.com.

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